The Lantern Room

(53 Reviews)
The Lantern Room Courtyard by Marriott Baxter’s Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AF
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Average

Main course: £10.5
Food spend: £21

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 06:30 - 00:00
Friday: 06:30 - 01:00
Saturday: 07:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 07:00 - 00:00.

Restaurant description

Close to iconic Edinburgh attractions including the Edinburgh Playhouse and National Monument, The Lantern Room is a place to relax and enjoy anytime of the day or night. Settle back in the bright airy space for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner along with cocktails and a fine selection of drinks to suit all tastes.

The Lantern Room menu boasts a great selection of flavourful dishes with a focus on local, starting off with small plate delicacies, including gourmet takes on local favourites. There are rustic sandwiches for lunch, served on a choice of sourdough, focaccia or bloomer, along with home-styled classics.

Pre-theatre at The Lantern Room in Edinburgh is perfect for those in town for a show, while unique afternoon teas offer up all kinds of sweet and savoury treats, along with a range of award-winning loose leaf teas from Lovus. Alongside the diverse wine list there are classic cocktails, and a whisky selection with bottles from across Scotland.

Offering diners a contemporary, comfortable setting for modern British dining, The Lantern Room is a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and next to the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Lantern Room
4.1
(based on 53 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
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  • Ambience
  • Service
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (36)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (21)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (20)
  • views (1)
  • By Heather B from Edinburgh
    14 February 2020

    Nice cosy atmosphere food very good and very helpful staff. Look,forward to coming again in the future.

  • By Rowena D from Edinburgh
    7 February 2020

    It was an amazing experience. My husband and I both love the ambience and most especially the food has been prepared accordingly well of what we expected.

  • By Jean B from Midlothian
    31 January 2020

    We have visited before and enjoyed ,this time although the food was fine we felt a lack of vegetarian choice for my husband .First we ordered 2 soda water and lime and a jug of iced water we got soda water with slice off lime but no Taste of the lime cordial,we had to ask twice for iced water it came with no ice.My sister and I had the fish whi h was fine but my husband had mushroom pasta he had to ask for side of veg and chips the veg was brought again we had to ask for the chips to be delivered.Maybe a pre theatre meal could be an idea for future .Not the best we have had .

  • By Irene S from Strathaven
    28 December 2019

    Booked here as very near the theatre . Very nice decor and comfortable. Thought it was going to be pricey but very good value . Tables well spread out for privacy and had a quiet corner to enjoy our own company. Food very tasty. Staff could have been a bit more attentive and we had to ask for a few condiments but they were very pleasant and all in all it was perfect for a PST theatre meal. Would definitely go back . Definitely recommend.

  • By Michael S from Edinburgh
    13 December 2019

    Food and service were good But the restaurant was cold and that made dining uncomfortable

  • By Linda M from Edinburgh
    25 September 2019

    2nd time I've visited the restaurant with different friends. Food great and service brilliant. Definitely be back.

  • By Kay P from Edinburgh
    14 September 2019

    Had a lovely meal with friends, 3 of us had the venison and it was absolutely delicious. Excellent service from all staff.

  • By Susie M from EDINBURGH
    31 August 2019

    We had afternoon tea which was a 50th birthday treat for 2 friends and my daughter. The afternoon tea was fine, wasn't anything fancy. I had to go and find someone to refill our tea pots. Plus the restaurant was freezing. I asked to be moved which the waitress did do, but it really wasn't any warmer. I was told that was the only other place to sit. On leaving I noticed there were other tables round the corner from where we were sitting. To be honest I was really disappointed with the whole experience having looked forward to it for weeks.

  • By Ethel T from Edinburgh
    24 August 2019

    The restaurant was a haven of tranquility and comfort during the Festival The meal was delicious I enjoyed the venison which was tender and moist while my companion was was fulsome in praise of the sea bass Service was first class attentive without being intrusive l loved the pictures of the lighthouse lenses .A tribute to the lighthouse Stevensons. A touch of local history

  • By Pamela K from Edinburgh
    21 August 2019

    Everything excellent as usual except for the food! The food was not up to the usual standard. The chowder was thin and tasteless, the beetroot risotto was basically beet and rice, not nice and the chicken was overcooked. All the dishes were under seasoned. Staff were first class.

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The Lantern Room
The Lantern Room Courtyard by Marriott Baxter’s Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AF